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A 46-year-old member asked:

How come people with diabetes sometimes have to see a diabetes specialist?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Steven Watry
General Practice 21 years experience
Inadequate treatment: You may not be responding to treatment as expected, or may be non-compliant. Your pcp may want backup, or more complete diagnostic testing.. If your glucose levels are not well managed, please consider seeing a specialist
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Why do some people with diabetes have to see a diabetes specialist?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
If control achieved: without low blood sugars, not necessary- otherwise diabetes specialists know the newer medicines more than most primary care MDs
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